Adrienne West, was born in Brooklyn, NY, and at age 9 began studing classical voice and piano. During her teenage years, she felt the need to combine some of the jazz variations she had loved listening to on records with her classical background.
As a member of the Alvin Queen Sextet, Adrienne travelled widely throughout Africa performing both in concerts and directing masterclass workshops in voice. Adrienne has performed with some of the world’s most prominent musicians including: Johnny Griffin, Buddy Tate, Scott Hamilton, Al Cohn, Clark Terry, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Billy Cobham and Leonardo Amuedo to name just a few. She has also performed and recorded with the WDR Radio Big Band Koln, the Hessischer Rundfunk Big Band Frankfurt, the NDR Radio Big Band Hamburg, among others.
After five years of appearing on Broadway and in European and World touring companies of the Tony Award winning “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, Adrienne decided to make Amsterdam her home where she lives with her husband. She completed a two year European musical theatre tour entitled “George Gershwin: The Musical Gala” as a featured soloist. She also performed the role of Bessie Smith in “Mahalia” (a musical theatre tribute to Mahalia Jackson). She was a member for many years of the “Four Ladies Of Swing”, a concert jazz program. In October 2000, she was invited to perform at the first “Davidoff International Vocal Jazz Festival” in Cape Town, South Africa.
Adrienne presently lives in Amsterdam the Netherlands with her husband American born David Cameron, singer/actor and choreographer/director in musical theater.